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David West | Forward

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/29/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'9' / 255
College: Xavier
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David West said after practice on Thursday that his scratched eye is "alright".
With teammate Paul George's status still up in the air, it is encouraging news that there is little doubt surrounding West. His eye was checked by the team's ophthalmologist on Wednesday and was given clearance to practice. He only managed 10 points in the Pacers' Game 2 loss on Tuesday and was clearly bothered by his scratched eye in the fourth quarter. May 22 - 3:52 PM

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David West (eye) doesn't plan to wear goggles and he expects to be fine for Saturday's Game 3 in Miami.

West cooled off with 10 points on 5-of-16 shooting during Tuesday's loss, adding six rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block. "We didn’t close this one the right way," he said. "I thought we had a chance to [win] and key turnovers at bad moments got away from us." We're leaving West off the injury report and will update his status if he's in any danger of sitting out on Saturday.
Source: NBA.com
May 21 - 9:12 AM

David West hit just 5-of-16 shots for 10 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Heat.

West got poked in the eye and was clearly in discomfort for much of the fourth quarter, but was able to play through it. He's one of the league's tough guys, and he would probably have to lose an eye to actually miss a game. The Pacers bench was weak tonight, as Luis Scola and C.J. Watson combined to hit just 1-of-10 shots for two points on the night. The Heat's bench was much more effective, and the Pacers will look to get more out of their reserves, and better play from West and Paul George, going forward.
May 20 - 11:37 PM

David West put the Pacers on his back during a series-clinching win over the Wizards on Thursday, making 13-of-26 from the field for 29 points with six boards, four assists and one turnover in 38 minutes.

He basically was the offense in the second half. "That’s all David West. He settled us down at that point," coach Frank Vogel said. "We’re lucky to have David West." The Pacers have lost their composure throughout this series, so it made plenty of sense to lean on their veteran to get the win. He'll look to keep up the momentum in the next round vs. the Miami Heat.
May 15 - 11:05 PM

David West had 17 points and six rebounds in Tuesday's ugly 102-79 Game 5 home loss to the Wizards.

The Wizards are still down 3-2, but have a chance to even the series and force a Game 7 back in Indy with a home win on Thursday. Paul George was the only other Pacer in double figures with 15 points, three 3-pointers, one rebound, two assists, two steals and a block on 5-of-15 shooting, as the Pacers looked lost on nearly every possession tonight, on both ends of the floor. Roy Hibbert crawled back into his hole after playing well in a couple games, finishing with just four points, two rebounds and a block, and also stood by as Marcin Gortat went nuts with 31 points and 16 boards in the cake walk. The Pacers have played 12 games in these playoffs, and the home team has won just four of them.
May 13 - 9:30 PM

David West scored half of his 24 points in the fourth quarter of Thursday's 95-88 win over the Hawks with 11 boards, six assists, two steals and one turnover.

He was the closer tonight and took terrific shots all game. West's perimeter game is among the best among the Eastern Conference power forwards and he was able to beat guys off the dribble quite a bit tonight. He's scored at least 16 points in each of the last four and the Pacers will need him in Game 7 on Saturday.
May 1 - 10:40 PM

David West (rest) will not play in Wednesday's road game vs. the Magic, and Luis Scola will take his spot in the starting lineup.

The Pacers have a 35-6 record at home this season but they're just 20-20 on the road, so they're fortunate to have home-court advantage throughout the Eastern Conference playoffs. West will be rested and ready for Indiana's first round matchup with the Hawks.
Apr 15 - 2:33 PM

David West scored 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds and one block on Friday.

West was productive but continues to be slow on defense and he's not exactly creating offense for anybody else. As long as he's in the Pacers' lineup, he should probably be in yours.
Apr 12 - 12:18 AM

David West will be rested for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

The Pacers will try to snap a six-game road losing streak without all five of their starters, and Milwaukee is the best place to try such a thing. Veteran PF Luis Scola will move into the starting lineup temporarily, but West is expected to return for Friday's key matchup vs. the Heat.
Apr 9 - 1:49 PM

David West asked Pacers coach Frank Vogel about getting some rest down the stretch, and his status for Wednesday's game is uncertain.

Vogel benched Roy Hibbert because his big man "looked worn down" on Sunday, and it seems the precautionary DNPs may have just begun. Paul George is also a candidate for rest days, and even younger guys like Lance Stephenson and George Hill should be watched closely in the Pacers' final four games.

David West scored 13 points with six rebounds, six assists and two blocks in the Pacers' blowout home loss on Sunday.

West is averaging 2.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.9 blocks this season, and those understated numbers are one reason he's been a steady mid-round value all season. With the Pacers' offense sputtering and their resolve in question, his reliable leadership will be more important than ever for Indy.
Apr 6 - 8:41 PM

David West is concerned about the morale of the freefalling Pacers.

"We're probably the most downtrodden 50-plus win team in the history of the game," David West said after a 103-77 loss to San Antonio. The Pacers have lost three consecutive games (and six of their last 10) and have now fallen into a tie for the East with the Heat. Despite his willingness to take on a leadership role, West has seen a dip in his recent numbers and is averaging 2.9 points per game less than his season average over the Pacers' last 10 games. The only silver lining for fantasy owners here is that the Pacers' battle for Eastern supremacy with the Heat means that they won't be resting their stars down the stretch.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 1 - 1:40 PM

David West played 35 minutes vs. the Cavs on Sunday with 14 points, four boards, two assists and one block on 6-of-16 from the field.

He got into an altercation with Spencer Hawes and received a flagrant-1 foul. West probably won't be suspended for the incident, but he could be looking at a fine. He's also having one of his worst stretches over his last five, averaging 12.2 points, 7.0 boards and 1.0 blocks on 34.4 percent from the field and the Pacers went just 1-4 in that span. He's still worth starting this week.
Mar 30 - 6:15 PM

David West played the second half with a brace on his right hand, but still hit 11-of-13 shots for 24 points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block as the Pacers beat the Celtics to snap a four-game losing streak.

It wasn't the prettiest of wins, but it was a much needed W for the reeling Pacers. And with Paul George, Roy Hibbert and Lance Stephenson all struggling offensively right now, the Pacers will need more where this came from until his teammates break out of their funks.
Mar 11 - 10:04 PM

David West cooled off vs. the Mavericks, making 2-of-9 field goals to finish with eight points, seven rebounds and three assists in a road loss.

The Pacers have dropped four straight games, on the heels of a five-game win streak. They'll look to get back on track vs. the Celtics on Tuesday, and fantasy owners can safely anticipate a bounce-back effort from West -- few players are as steady and reliable as Indy's 11-year veteran.
Mar 9 - 11:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
3Rasual Butler
SF1Solomon Hill
2Damjan Rudez
3Paul George
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Ian Mahinmi
3Lavoy Allen